BELLEVUE/KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--David LaMarche was named Executive Director for Eastside Health Alliance (EHA) and Eastside Health Network (EHN), the new joint venture and clinically integrated network of Overlake Medical Center and EvergreenHealth announced in January 2017. LaMarche’s career spans leadership roles in finance, managed care contracting, health care reform and clinical operations.
LaMarche is an experienced health care professional, with nearly 20 years of experience in managed care contracting, business development, finance and clinical operations. Most recently at Virginia Mason, LaMarche developed and expanded at-risk and population-based payment models with performance measures linked to risk-adjusted total cost of care and quality metrics. He also led strategic planning related to health care reform, reimbursement trends and new business opportunities.
In addition to creating the Eastside Health Network, LaMarche, along with the newly appointed Board of Directors for Eastside Health Alliance, will oversee collaboration in cardiac, neuroscience and thoracic surgery services, and the Coordinated Quality Program for sharing of safety and quality best practices.
“We are focused on achieving a truly integrated continuum of care offering more choice, more comprehensive care for patients, and more value,” says LaMarche. “Also, with nearly 1,200 providers participating in the EHN, we will be able to share data and better manage quality, care and outcomes for patients.”
EvergreenHealth and Overlake Medical Center are remaining separate entities and the joint venture has no impact on either organization’s governance, administration, or tax exempt status. The strategic alliance is a 50/50 joint venture, structured as a limited liability company (LLC).
Reporters interested in interviews should contact Kipepeo Brown at Overlake Medical Center, 425-631-6611/ email@example.com, or Sasha Weiler at EvergreenHealth, 425-223-2416 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Eastside Health Alliance and Eastside Health Network, visit www.eastsidehealthalliance.org.
About Overlake Medical Center
Overlake Medical Center is a nonprofit, non-tax-supported regional hospital with a network of medical clinics located throughout the Eastside. Founded by the community in 1960, the hospital is licensed for 349 beds and offers a comprehensive range of services including cardiac care, neuroscience, cancer care, general and specialty surgery, women’s programs, senior care and psychiatric services. Overlake Medical Center is one of only three hospitals in the state to receive a Leapfrog ‘A’ hospital safety score for three years in a row and it is ranked by Healthgrades in the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for stroke, joint replacement and bariatric surgery. For more information, visit www.overlakehospital.org.
EvergreenHealth is a public district hospital system formed in 1972 that includes two hospitals, a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland and a 72-bed acute care hospital in Monroe, a multispecialty group practice with 300 providers and over 25 specialties, a network of 10 primary care locations, two urgent care centers, three emergency departments, a medical staff of over 1,150 physicians in 80 specialties and the region’s largest home care and hospice services. EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach, anchored by its 24/7 Nurse Navigator & Healthline. EvergreenHealth has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™, an eight-time Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades®, one of only two CMS 5-star hospitals in Washington State and holds an ‘A’ hospital safety score from Leapfrog. For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.